Refined Retro Drape

These outfits are comprised almost entirely of golden oldies, which feels good after sporting lots of new items this Spring and Summer. Apart from our rainy weekend, we continue to have record-breaking extraordinary Summer weather which means that I can wear sheer and flimsy separates with open-heeled shoes and no topper. Glorious!

August Recap: Wardrobe Management

During August I thought and wrote a lot about closet editing and wardrobe management, so that’s our theme for the monthly …

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The Skirt Purchasing Guideline

The most common orphaned items in my clients’ wardrobes are skirts. And the most common silhouette of orphaned skirt is a …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 35, 2015

A T-shirt that will last 30 years, Donna Karan’s memoir, the first-ever Stuart Weitzman TV commercial and other style news that …

Link Love: Real and Faux Fur

Forum member Joy noticed the NYTimes fashion Fall supplement was full of ads featuring fur and faux fur. So it could be a big trend for …

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Checking in on Your Style Goals for 2015

Now that we’re eight months into the year it’s time to check in on the style goals that we set back in January. …

12 Tips: How To Dress a Short Waist

You are short waisted when the distance between your shoulders and waistline is shorter than average. There are two ways to determine …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 34, 2015

Jeans that let you charge your phone, a documentary about British Vogue, H&M denim made from in-store clothing donations and more …

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Link Love: Photographic Accounts

In this WWD fashion flashback with great picture gallery full of retro photos, top designers reminisce about what they wore in high …

Casual & Comfortable in a Cocoon Dress

One of my style goals this year is to add more tomato red to my wardrobe because the colour makes me very happy. I’ve added …

Hack an Old Pair of Bottoms to Refresh Your Style

Almost every Summer I hack off the length of an old pair of bottoms to create a more updated look. Last year I chopped an old pair of …

Four Reasons to Keep Items that You Seldom Wear

Items that are purchased but seldom worn are generally undesirable because they represent wasted time, money and closet space. Too many …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 33, 2015

Macy’s is coming to New York Fashion Week, Aldo is teaming up with Target, People StyleWatch magazine gets a makeover, and other …

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Link Love: Fashion Designer Interviews

I was in the mood for a longer read this week, so I thought I’d share one recent and one older article about two different …

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The Big Closet Edit

Summer is a great time to do a big closet edit because it’s just before the mad back to school rush. Later in the year schedules …

The Lifespans of Different Wardrobe Items

I seem to turn over a significant portion of my wardrobe every five years. Not my whole wardrobe, but somewhere around half of it. I …

Your Skirt & Dress Style

All my clients wear skirts and dresses, but some more than others. I find it varies according to their style preferences, their …

Fashion News Roundup: Week 32, 2015

A new fashion trade organization, an exhibition about Italian style, Tim Blanks leaving Style.com, and more fashion news that made …

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Link Love: Aging

“When are you an older person?” Angie recently asked this question on the YLF forum, and after reading all the insightful …

Eleven Facts and Tips About Bras and Bra Fitting

Wearing the correct bra size and style impacts the way you look in your clothes. The right bra smooths out your silhouette, …

A Glam ‘70s Jumpsuit

It’s taken years to find the right jumpsuit. The DVF Dezi darling ticked off all the boxes because it’s blue, dressy, …

A Fab Tinted Moisturizer for Dry Skin

I recently switched from Laura Mercier’s regular tinted moisturizer to the illuminating version, and I LOVE it. If you have …

Closed Toe Footwear: Four Breezy Styles

I’m in the minority in that I do not wear sandals in hot weather. I do like my feet and have regular pedicures so it’s not …

Final Day of the Anniversary Sale

The NAS ends at midnight tonight, so today is your last chance to purchase items before prices go back up tomorrow morning. I’ve …